Book review and conversation with coauthors Moe Rahnema and Marcin Dryjanski
December 23, 2017
With all the conversation about 5G, you'd think LTE is on its deathbed. Not so. My recent conversation with the coauthors of “From LTE to LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G” explains the continuing evolution of LTE and how 4G will hold its own with 5G.
The drive toward the next generation of wireless technology is playing out in the infrastructure market with new features and capabilities being introduced in key radio access network equipment. CommScope is leading base station antenna innovation with the first antenna on the market to cover 1400 to 2700 MHz, the broadest frequency band range available.
A white paper published by 5G Americas discusses the cellular technology advancements enabling the growth of the internet of things (IoT) market, including applications for wearables, health care and connected vehicles.
Fabless, mobile filter start-up Resonant Inc. announced that samples of a full band 41 filter with high power handling are available from one of its customers. The HiPower™ filter meets the high power handset requirements for U.S. and Chinese carriers and may be suitable for network infrastructure applications.
More than 20 of IDT's RF products are now available as drop-in modular blocks using X-Microwave’s X-MWblocks™ system. The initial portfolio includes switches, mixers, DSAs, VVAs, VGAs, wideband RF synthesizers and PLLs.
Akoustis Technologies has received its first purchase order from a first-tier smartphone manufacturer, which the company says is one of the top five global manufacturers. The order calls for the development of two high frequency BAW filters, covering high band LTE and 5 GHz Wi-Fi.